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Being Socially Responsible is Business as Usual for us at AT&T, and we Weave it Into Everything we do

PRESS RELEASE -  Being socially responsible is business as usual for us at AT&T, and we weave it into everything we do. So today, for the fourth year in a row, we want to recognize several suppliers who have really taken to heart our call to action for sustainable operations. These companies have contributed innovative solutions toward our sustainable operation efforts.  

Sustainable Brands Expands Networking Hub Designed to Accelerate Exchange of Tools and Ideas

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2015 – Sustainable Brands® recently announced the expansion of the Activation Hub at SB’15 San Diego, June 1-4, 2015 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa. As a central networking hub, this action-centered environment will serve as an ideation marketplace for global brands looking for specific solutions to scale sustainability initiatives.

BASF and eight partners cooperate to optimize production processes for renewable-based products

PRESS RELEASE - PRODIAS (PROcessing Diluted Aqueous Systems) fosters competitiveness of the European process industryAim is to decrease production costs for renewable-based products via increasing the efficiency of raw material use and     production processesProject funding by European Union with €10 million – total budget is about €14 millionLudwigshafen, Germany – March 18, 2015 – A consortium of companies in the European process industry from the areas of biotechnology, renewable resources, chemistry, process engineering, equipment supply as well as research organizations recently launched project PRODIAS (PROcessing Diluted Aque

Sealed Air Highlights Innovations in Food Waste Management at Global Food Waste Summit

PRESS RELEASE - Charlotte, NC, March 13, 2015 - Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) participated in the recent Global Food Safety Initiative’s (GFSI) conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 3-5. The 2015 conference, which welcomed experts and food service, retail, food and beverage manufacturers from more than 60 countries worldwide, chose the theme “Food Safety: A Shared Responsibility.”

25 Collegiate Women Leaders to Visit White House and Congress to Advocate for Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation & Girls Education

PRESS RELEASE - Part of United Way’s Alternative Spring Break Program Allowing Students Opportunities to Give Back 

Greenskies, Target Corp. Sign 180-store Power-Purchase Agreement

PRESS RELEASE - MIDDLETOWN, Conn., March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC, a Middletown-based solar energy company, said today it has signed an agreement with Target Corp. to install solar arrays on the roofs of 180 Target stores and distribution centers that stretch across the United States from Augusta, Maine, to San Diego, Calif.

SolarCity and DIRECTV Make Solar Power More Accessible and Affordable to Homeowners Across the Country

PRESS RELEASE - Companies announce first-of-its-kind program at DIRECTV facility, launch special deal for solar customers this weekLONG BEACH, Calif.

Smart Water Infrastructure is up to the Challenge

PRESS RELEASE - By: Susan Diegelman The First in a Series About Machine-to-Machine Technology and Water Management.

PE INTERNATIONAL Announces Rebranding as thinkstep and Introduces the Technology Platform to Accelerate Sustainability for All Companies

PRESS RELEASE - Stuttgart/Boston/London, March 11, 2015 – PE INTERNATIONAL, today at its annual customer and partner symposium, unveiled its new name, thinkstep, and introduced, its next generation platform. dramatically improves the efficiency and effectiveness of energy, environmental, compliance, and sustainability management. 

The Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops and The Sustainability Consortium Announce Partnership to Align Measurement and Reporting of Sustainable Agriculture

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, CA – March 2, 2015 – Across fresh food supply chains, businesses are advancing environmental, social and economic values. Balancing production with continually improving conservation stewardship demands an aligned approach to measure and communicate on-farm sustainability in specialty crops (all fruits, nuts, and vegetables). The Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC) and The Sustainability Consortium® (TSC) are proud to announce a partnership that creates significant progress toward these goals. TSC and SISC have agreed to work toward harmonization of on-farm performance metrics and collaborate together on implementation and innovation projects to encourage stewardship across specialty crop supply chains.

Procter & Gamble Joins GreenBlue’s How2Recycle Label Program Encouraging At-Home Recycling

PRESS RELEASE -  GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) today announced that The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has joined the organization’s How2Recycle Label program. Procter & Gamble (P&G) will initially carry the label on their Dawn dishwashing liquid packaging, a product already known for its environmental efforts, including its use to clean animals affected by oil spills. 

BASF brings polyamide solutions based on renewable feedstock to the world of fashion

PRESS RELEASE - Ultramid® polyamide derived from renewable feedstock helps save fossil resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions- Maintains trusted Ultramid® quality and technical properties- Italon is first textile company to use new solution from BASF 

Hershey Named as One of the World's Most Ethical Companies

PRESS RELEASE - HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) announced today that it has been recognized as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute.

Eastman Named as a World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute for the Second Year in a Row

PRESS RELEASE - Kingsport, TENN., March 9, 2015 – Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) announced today that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company® for its efforts to continually raise the bar on ethical leadership and corporate behavior.

New USDA Organic Fruit and Nut Snack Bar from Clif Bar & Company

PRESS RELEASE - EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clif Bar & Company today announces the launch of CLIF® Organic Trail Mix Bar. CLIF Organic Trail Mix Bars feature fruits and nuts like crunchy almonds, whole wild blueberries, and chunks of delicious dark chocolate. The latest offering furthers Clif Bar & Company’s commitment to crafting delicious, organic foods that combine great taste with the nutritious energy needed for the day’s adventure.

Hasbro Named as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute for Fourth Consecutive Year

PRESS RELEASE - Pawtucket, R.I., March 9, 2015 -- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) announced today that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company®. The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes those organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company. Hasbro has been designated as a World’s Most Ethical Company since 2012.

United Airlines Recognized For Innovation and Leadership at Bio Business Awards 2015

PRESS RELEASE - In 2013, United Airlines executed a definitive purchase agreement with AltAir Fuels for cost-competitive, sustainable, advanced biofuels at commercial scale, representing a historic milestone for aviation. With United's strategic partnership, AltAir Fuels retrofitted part of an existing petroleum refinery to become a 30 million gallon, advanced biofuel refinery near Los Angeles, California.

UPS Accelerates Use of Routing Optimization Software to Reduce 100 Million Miles Driven

PRESS RELEASE - Atlanta, March 02, 2015UPS ORION to Be Deployed to 70% of U.S. Routes in 2015; Delivers Significant Sustainability Benefits UPS® (NYSE:UPS) today revealed that its groundbreaking ORION routing system is expected to reduce by 100 million miles annually the distance driven by its drivers, when fully implemented in 2016. The company is accelerating its implementation to complete all planned U.S. routes in 2016. The deployment will result in a 100,000 metric ton reduction in CO2 emissions, equivalent to taking 21,000 passenger cars off the road for a year, according to the Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.

UPS Named Climate Leadership Award Winner by EPA

PRESS RELEASE - Atlanta, February 25, 2015Company Recognized for Beating Its Climate GoalThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership recognized UPS® (NYSE: UPS) with one of its Climate Leadership Awards for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The awards acknowledge the voluntary work organizations do to build resilience to climate change.